Natural Sciences degrees


Conference Programme

Conference Agenda 4th April 2023

10:00 - 11:00Arrivals start, registration and poster mounting (refreshments from 10.30)South Cloisters
11.00 - 11.15Welcome and IntroductionGustave Tuck LT
11:15 - 12:30Student presentation session 1 - 4 x 15 min slot (talks + Q+A)Gustave Tuck LT
12:30 - 13:30Lunch and posters (posters attended 13:00 onwards)South Cloisters
13:30 - 14:30

Keynote Talk - Dr Saheli Datta Burton, UCL Science and Technology Studies

Not Anytime Soon. The clinical translation of Nanorobotics

Gustave Tuck LT
14:30 - 16:00Student presentation parallel sessions 2&3 - 5 x 15 min slot (talks + Q+A, 10 total)Gustave Tuck LT / Garden Room
16:00 - 16:45Refreshments (posters attended from 16:15)South Cloisters
16:45 - 16:50Poster Strike and VotingSouth Cloisters
16:50 - 17:50

Keynote Talk - Prof Julienne Stroeve, UCL Earth Sciences

Arctic sea ice loss and why we should care

Gustave Tuck LT
17:50 - 18:00SNS businessGustave Tuck LT
18:00 - 18:10PrizesGustave Tuck LT
18:10 - 19:00Reception and networkingGustave Tuck LT
19:00Depart South Cloisters


Talks Schedule 

Session 1 - Gustave Tuck LT

Lynette Akuffo + Kiyani SukumarNottinghamComputer simulations to Design New Cancer Therapeutics
Courtney Ormrod + Sophie FowlerNottinghamAdvances in imaging techniques to improve stroke outcome
Jasmine WraggYorkPhotonic Devices for the Detection of Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease
Zuzanna KosobudzkaUCLLocalised vibrational therapy: the future of semi-remote MSK care

Session 2 - Gustave Tuck LT

Elizabeth RiderNottingham
Genetics of Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1
Osla Campbell + Tanisha DholakiaNottinghamWell-being and Politics
Emma MerryweatherYorkMaking miRNA louder and personalised healthcare an affordable reality
Daniel WestLeedsFine-Tuning Protein-Hydrogel Properties for In-Vivo and Medical Applications: A Study on the Impact of DTT and Reaction Rate on BSA Protein-Hydrogel Mechanics and Structure

Session 3 - Garden Room 

Jack WinterOpen UniversityThe influence of seaweed extract (Ascophyllum nodosum) on growth and yield of lettuce grown in normal nutrient and nutrient stressed non-aerated, non-circulated hydroponics systems.
Catherine JonesUEAOcean flows and heat fluxes between ice shelves in the Amundsen Sea, Antarctica
Max ButterworthNottinghamOrganic Polymer Thermoelectric Thin Films for Sustainable Energy 
Harry HawkinsBath

Phononics of Quantum Materials


Elsa CooneyBirminghamExploring stress response behaviours in children with autism in specialist schools in the UK

List of abstracts


Alisha GodhaniaBathDifferences in oligodendrocyte morphology at different locations along the mouse optic nerve
Dan PainExeterLearning from the impacts of the 2022 heatwave on UK poultry supply chain
Hannah CoxheadBathDevelopment of a human-liver chip with potential applications in evaluating drug safety and drug screening.
Harpreet PanesarUEAIdentification methods for fibres – documenting problems and limitations
Izzy JordanExeterMaximising Polyphenol Content in Kombucha Abstract
Katie GhaliExeterModelling the impact of bacterial communities on marine phytoplankton
Rebecca WurrLeedsInvestigating hierarchical structural changes in BSA hydrogels from varying gelation conditions
Sam MaynardNottinghamPreventing extinction in the 21st century
Daniel Wan + Tristan Edwards + Ellen RoshierUCLPhagel - the answer to antibiotic resistance in burn victims
Isobel HattonNottinghamSpatial Resolution in Spatially Offset Raman Spectroscopy.

List of abstracts